second person


second person

noun

grammar : a set of words or forms (such as pronouns or verb forms) that refer to the person that the speaker or writer is addressing

: a writing style that uses second person pronouns and verbs

Full Definition of SECOND PERSON

1
a :  a set of linguistic forms (as verb forms, pronouns, and inflectional affixes) referring to the person or thing addressed in the utterance in which they occur
b :  a linguistic form belonging to such a set
2
:  reference of a linguistic form to the person or thing addressed in the utterance in which it occurs

Examples of SECOND PERSON

  1. The author begins the story in the second person with the sentence You open the door and step into the room.

First Known Use of SECOND PERSON

1612

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